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Military charity SSAFA seeing a rise in veterans suffering with...

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 04:48

Homelessness, drug and alcohol abuse, mental health problems and debt is on the rise within the armed forces veterans community. That is the claim from an experienced Norwich SSAFA volunteer who provides practical and emotional advice to ex-servicemen and their families across the city, for the charity's Norfolk branch.

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Countywide heroin and opiate treatment admissions doubled in last decade

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 00:46

The number of people admitted to treatment for heroin or opioid abuse in Sussex County has more than doubled in the last decade, according to statistics in a state report released last month. Of the 1,323 total admissions for drug or alcohol treatment in 2016, 706 identified heroin as their primary drug of choice and 86 reported other opiates.

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'Recovery coaches' strive to keep overdose survivors alive

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 15:59

Jamie Longo, left, and Tarik Arafat, "recovery coaches" at Community Health Action of Staten Island in New York, discuss care for people dealing with drug addiction and alcoholism. Jamie Longo, left, and Tarik Arafat, "recovery coaches" at Community Health Action of Staten Island in New York, discuss care for people dealing with drug addiction and alcoholism.

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Trump won on "white fright": Why identity politics win elections

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 11:00

The United States of America has become a giant church basement where members of Alcoholics Anonymous congregate to commiserate over their self-made problems. Sobriety never lasts, because white Americans continue to redefine their bottom.

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Geek: I didn't see this coming

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 22:08

In this May 16, 2015 file photo, Chester Bennington, left, performs during the MMRBQ Music Festival 2015 at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, N.J. The Los Angeles County coroner says Bennington, who sold millions of albums with a unique mix of rock, hip-hop and rap, has died in his home near Los Angeles. He was 41. Coroner spokesman Brian Elias says they are investigating Bennington's death as an apparent suicide but no additional details are available.

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Linkin Park singer died by hanging, coroner confirms

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 17:24

Coroner's office spokesman Ed Winter said the 41-year-old rocker hanged himself from a bedroom door in his home near Los Angeles. Bennington was found dead Thursday.

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Alcohol affects brain functional connectivity and its coupling with...

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 07:41

Correspondence: Dr E Shokri-Kojori, Laboratory of Neuroimaging, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health, 10 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892-1013, USA. E-mail: Acute and chronic alcohol exposure significantly affect behavior but the underlying neurobiological mechanisms are still poorly understood.

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Docs insert electrode in brain to treat alcoholism

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 03:17

A city hospital has performed deep brain stimulation to treat alcohol addiction. The procedure involves inserting a small electrode connected to a pace maker into a deep part of the brain called nucleus accumbence.

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Annabelle to a go the distance

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 01:07

Two years ago, Annabelle McPherson was helped by the Venture Trust to beat her alcohol addiction, and to repay them she's currently fundraising at Duns Swimming Pool. Completing a sponsored swim the equivalent of the 96 miles of the River Tweed is Annabelle's goal over the summer months, and she is almost half way through the challenge.

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O.J. admits he ditched AA because he 'never had an alcohol problem'

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 20:36

LOVELOCK, Nev. - O.J. Simpson admitted to a parole board that he didn't follow through with a promise to attend Alcoholics Anonymous, insisting that he "never had an alcohol problem."

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Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington commits suicide

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:47

The 41-year-old singer reportedly took his own life and was found hanged at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estate in Los Angeles just before 9am on Thursday, TMZ reports. The 'Crawling' hitmaker - who had three children with wife Talinda Bentley and another three from previous relationships - had struggled with drugs and alcohol abuse in the past and previously admitted he had considered suicide after being abused as a child by an older male.

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Chester Bennington, Linkin Park frontman, dead at 41: Report

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:47

Law enforcement sources told the celebrity gossip website that Mr. Bennington hanged himself at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in Los Angeles County. His body was reportedly discovered just before 9 a.m. Thursday.

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Dead at 51 through cheap booze: study shows true impact of alcohol on Scots drinkers

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:56

A report published today by Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems further highlights the harmful impact of alcohol in Scotland. SHAAP supported this important work carried out by a team from Edinburgh Napier University.

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Kitchen Confidential

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 06:20

"They were so proficient at their craft, a craft that I knew nothing about but definitely wanted to," he says. "I wanted to be a part of that pirate group of bad boys."

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Recovering alcoholic Lotta Dann: Why I want booze removed from supermarkets

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 01:54

Lotta Dann's popular blog and subsequent memoir, Mrs D is Going Without documented her recovery from alcoholism. Her journey exploring mindfulness is chronicled in her second book, Mrs D Goes Within.

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Craig Brown on his visit to the Acronym Academy

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 23:38

An invitation arrived from the AA - not Alcoholics Anonymous or the Automobile Association or the Architectural Association or the Academy Awards or Audits and Assessments or Air Ambulance or American Airlines, but from the Acronym Academy. By now, I was beginning to feel out of my depth.

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Drink to Me Only with Thine Lies

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 19:06

Dollars to doughnuts, citizen: Everybody in your house - unless you're being, what, burgled? - everybody there goddam well knows your name. But, no, okay: We know what that famous theme song meant.

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All welcome at free Alcoholics Anonymous event Saturday at PS 48

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 16:49

Staten Island's annual Alcoholics Anonymous "Share-a-Day'' event will be Saturday at PS 48 in Concord from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free and lunch is included. Staten Island's annual Alcoholics Anonymous "Share-a-Day'' event will be Saturday at PS 48 in Concord from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free and lunch is included.

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Seanad passes bill to end Good Friday alcohol ban

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 12:16

Legislation to end the 90-year prohibition on pubs opening on Good Friday has passed all stages in the Seanad. The Intoxicating Liquor Bill was introduced by independent Senator Billy Lawless, who said today sends a message that "Ireland is a pluralist, globalist, forward-thinking country.

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Seanad backs plans to remove ban on Good Friday pub opening

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 12:16

The Bill was passed unanimously after the Government made amendments to make sure the new law applies to pubs and not just hotels. Independent senator Billy Lawless, the man behind the Bill, suggested that rather than cut down on alcohol abuse, the Good Friday ban contributes to binge drinking.

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